Category Archives: SAF

PDEA hit for abusing ‘search warrant’ in case vs state college president in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – The lawyer of an embattled president of a state-run college in Arakan, North Cotabato, from whose residence inside campus authorities claimed finding P500,000 worth of shabu and various high-powered firearms, has lambasted the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for ordering a manhunt against his client even though there was […]

Ombudsman orders PNoy, 2 ex-police officials charged for Mamasapano

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former president Benigno Aquino III along with two former officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their involvement in the Mamasapano tragedy over two years ago. In a resolution Friday, Morales ordered Aquino, former PNP director general Alan Purisima and […]

2 years after Mamasapano Tragedy, hope springs eternal for Tukanalipao residents  

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews/25 January) —  The wooden footbridge that became a symbol of the fragility of peace in the aftermath of the Mamasapano Tragedy that left 66 persons dead on January 25, 2015 is gone, washed away by rampaging floodwaters late last year. The foundation posts, however, have survived although there are no plans to […]

Mamasapano store owner to SAF: please pay up

TUKA, Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews/24 January) – Babo Monera Andil will never forget January 25, 2015 not only because the tragedy left 66 persons dead in neighboring Barangay Tukanalipao but also because it marked the end of her sari-sari store business. She recalls how “mga sundalo” (soldiers) in full-battle gear arrived in truckloads at around 1 […]

Surigao Rep urges Duterte to certify as urgent bill reviving PC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /26 October)–  Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent House Bill 3768 which proposes to revive the Philippine Constabulary (PC). Pimentel is proposing that the elite Special Action Force (SAF) be the first batch of officers “to concentrate on suppressing domestic security threats, particularly […]